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Fred Thomas
Arias Salvador Luis, Comer Edward Irby, Dunn Roy Curtis, Frerking Melvin Duane, Danner Fred Thomas Iii, Bergen Richard Sammis Jr, Elliott Sidney Walker, Evans Thomas Franklin, Chambers Craig Brent: Asymmetric data communications system. Bellsouth, March 18, 1998: EP0829167-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

An asymmetrical data communications system (ADCS) provides point-to-multipoint television programming including conventional television programming, near video-on-demand (NVoD) or video-on-demand (VoD), and the full variety of available programming, via a compressed, digitized UHF transmission. A pr ...


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Knodel Bryan D, Hughett David J, Nalagatla Anil K: Surgical clamping mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 18, 1998: EP0829235-A1 (378 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument which has an elongated staple cartridge and anvil is disclosed. The anvil is movable relative to the cartridge from rearward to forward positions for insertion of tissue between these two components and clamping the tissue, respectively. A pair of spaced-apart ribs pro ...


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Hawkins William G, Burke Cathie J, Calistri Yeh Mildred, Atkinson Diane: Method and materials for fabricating an ink-jet printhead. Xerox, March 18, 1998: EP0829360-A2 (255 worldwide citation)

An ink-jet printhead fabrication technique enables capillary channels for liquid ink to be formed with square or rectangular cross-sections. A sacrificial layer is placed over the main surface of a silicon chip, the sacrificial layer being patterned in the form of the void formed by the desired ink ...


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Riemann Ernst B, Weir Alan T, Vyskocil Randall, Niesman David F, Kergozou M A: Lan telephone system. Sphere Communications, March 18, 1998: EP0829995-A2 (96 worldwide citation)

A distributed private branch telephone exchange (PBX) including a local area network carrying telephony traffic, an interface to the PSTN and a station interface connecting to a telephone device transmitting telephony over the local area network. The distributed PBX may contain a number of multi-por ...


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Brown Sanford Samuel, Danyluk Oleh George, Grippo Ronald V: Correlating information between internet and call center environments. At & T, March 18, 1998: EP0829996-A2 (89 worldwide citation)

Coordination of information at the network-based level between call centers connectable over a telecommunications network, such as the telephone network, and a packet network, such as the Internet, creates improved integration of and bonding between a customer's interaction with a Web site and with ...


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Kubo Minoru, Nozawa Katsuya, Suzuki Masakatsu, Uenoyama Takeshi, Kumabuchi Yasuhito: Field-effect transistor and method of producing the same. Matsushita Electric, March 18, 1998: EP0829908-A2 (78 worldwide citation)

Si and SiGeC layers are formed in an NMOS transistor on a Si substrate. A carrier accumulation layer is formed with the use of a discontinuous portion of a conduction band present at the heterointerface between the SiGeC and Si layers. Electrons travel in this carrier accumulation layer serving as a ...


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Blackham Geoffrey Howard, Neale Adam Richard: Image display apparatus. Seos Displays, March 18, 1998: EP0829747-A1 (76 worldwide citation)

Image display apparatus comprising projector means, a first modulator and a second modulator, the first and the second modulators being such as to modulate picture elements in an image whereby finite minimum image brightness above true black is reduced, and whereby the contrast range of the projecte ...


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Fujiwara Toshio, Fukunaga Yasushi, Nakamura Kozo, Kurata Ken Ichirou, Gunji Yasuhiro, Endo Yoshinori, Okude Mariko: Information display system for vehicle navigation. Hitachi, Zanavy Informatics, March 18, 1998: EP0829704-A2 (54 worldwide citation)

In order to provide a navigation system intelligibly providing various information which contains information to vary with time and is expected by the user, without increasing quantity of the information to be transmitted to a terminal mounted on a car, a navigation system is constituted with an inf ...


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Geria Navin Manohar, Melillo Joseph: Foam/gel with microbeads and/or fine particles. Warner Lambert Co, March 18, 1998: EP0829259-A1 (54 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to foams and gels for personal hygiene use which contain beads having an active ingredient, fine particles such as powders, or a combination of both beads and powders. The beads may be microencapsulated and contain any one or more of a variety of ingredients, while ...


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Moseley Richard Robert, Woodgate Graham John, Jacobs Adrian, Harrold Jonathan, Ezra David: Parallax barrier and display. Sharp, March 18, 1998: EP0829744-A2 (44 worldwide citation)

A parallax barrier comprises a polarisation modifying layer 20 and a polariser 21. The layer 20 has aperture regions 22 for forming the parallax barrier slits and barrier regions 24 for forming the opaque regions between the slits. The regions 22 and 24 are such that polarised light incident on the ...



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